Co-op student enjoyed her Streamway placement so much she’s decided to return to volunteer

Streamway Villa resident Betty Cole and co-op student Taylor Stacey share some time at the Cobourg long-term care home’s piano.

Taylor Stacey says Streamway Villa has also ‘more than confirmed’ her ambition to pursue a nursing career

Taylor Stacey wrapped up her four-month co-op placement at Streamway Villa on Jan. 22, but the Grade 11 Cobourg Collegiate student says she will soon be returning to volunteer. Read more

Retirement home delivers Christmas presents to Streamway residents

Pictured above, a group from Cobourg Retirement Residence stopped by Streamway Villa in December to drop off homemade presents they created for residents.

‘It was really nice to see seniors helping seniors’

Just before Christmas, Streamway Villa residents received some generous holiday cheer from people living at a retirement community just around the corner from the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

LEC Christina Doughty experienced her first Christmas morning at Streamway Villa. She was amazed at what she saw

On Christmas morning, Streamway Villa residents Terry Staples and Mary Cove (pictured above with life enrichment aide Chelsea Tinney) dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus to hand out presents to everyone at the Cobourg long-term care home.

‘It just brought tears to my eyes to see the joy and the excitement of these residents’

Christina Doughty has been the life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) at Streamway Villa for 10 years, and for 10 years she has been at the forefront of organizing Christmas for the 59 people living at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

‘One of the most successful’ Streamway Villa Christmas bazaars also had a positive impact on the local community

The event raised $1,298 for the home’s residents’ council, and Streamway also found a way to give back to the people of Cobourg

Streamway Villa held its annual Christmas bazaar in mid-November, and while the event was “one of the most successful” Christmas bazaars life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty has seen at the Cobourg long-term care home in terms of fundraising, it also helped make a positive impact in the local community, she says. Read more

Stuff a Stocking for a Senior project comes to Streamway Villa for third year

Vicky Davis, right, and Lynn Stewart, left, are seen here with Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty, holding stockings they made and stuffed for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents as part of their Stuff a Stocking for a Senior campaign.

Each of the Cobourg LTC home’s 59 residents will have a stocking to open on Christmas day, thanks to the efforts of Vicky Davis and Lynn Stewart

For the third straight year, the Stuff a Stocking for a Senior project has touched down at Streamway Villa to ensure that each of the Cobourg long-term care home’s 59 residents has a stocking filled with gifts to open Christmas morning. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 6

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

LEA says her first Halloween at Streamway Villa made a positive impression

‘This is a small home, so I find we have a more intimate feeling, more of a home feeling, so it went over really well,’ says Laurie Kracht

Life enrichment aide (LEA) Laurie Kracht had her first taste of a Streamway Villa Halloween this year, and she says she can see why it’s such a big event at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 5

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Volunteers celebrated for their ‘hands-on’ approach at Streamway Villa

Cobourg LTC home treats 20 volunteers to a barbecue to thank them for their hard work

Streamway Villa has lots of “hands-on volunteers”; volunteers who work directly with residents or with their hands to spruce up the Cobourg long-term care home, so management wanted a volunteer appreciation party to reflect that. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 4

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more